Kelly Clarkson & Hoda Kotb (!!) Are #1 On iTunes With “I’ve Loved You Since Forever”

Kelly's 'Meaning Of Life:' Album Review
Kelly Clarkson is reborn over soulful riffs on her 8th album, 'Meaning Of Life.'

Believe it or not, Kelly Clarkson and Today Show host Hoda Kotb have the the number one song on US iTunes. And no, the TV veteran doesn’t sing on “I’ve Loved You Since Forever.” Her connection is the source material. The stripped-back lullaby is based on Hoda’s similarly-titled children’s book. “Before birds flew over rainbows and monkeys swung on trees, there was you and there was me,” the inaugural American Idol sings over strummed guitar. “I’ve loved you since forever and forever is how long you’ll be loved by me.” It’s a real tearjerker.

The video premiered on The Today Show earlier this morning (March 8) and it finds Kelly performing the song in a studio. Those scenes are interspersed with a simple animation. The “Love So Soft” hitmaker should add this to Meaning Of Life. She has struggled to get a hit from the album and this is exploding on its own. Her actual single, “I Don’t Think About You,” hasn’t cracked the top 100 on iTunes yet, but it is steadily gaining ground on HAC radio. Listen to the enduring diva’s latest hit up top.

It’s me Kelly Clarkson

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